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. lots of people i talk to to not talk in terms of the fiscal cliff or the debt ceiling. they do not talk about monthly job reports. they talk about things like how is my kid's school performing? will make it have a job when they get out of college? can i pay my bills? can i pay the mortgage? you hear all too often that political leaders talk about things in terms that are not really relevant. the outcome might be relevant, but not relevant to the people in our states. we need to be more relevant. when i first ran for governor, i used to tell a story about something i started doing about 25 years ago. when i started working, i would pack a lunch every day. it is a lunch i still most days. chisam which nests cheese sandwich on wheat bread with a little bit of mayo -- cheese sam went on wheat bread with a little bit of mayo. i bring the same lunch. i get the same thing every day and i'm perfectly happy with that. i pack it in a little brown bag lunch. i eat it in the car or at the capitol or anywhere else. when i ran for governor, i said we need a little bit of brown bag common sense in our
not serious in washington, d.c. when then senator obama voted against racing the debt ceiling he said he was doing so because the national debt was at an outrageous $8 trillion. i want to quote the president saying $8 trillion, that's trillion with a t. it is now over $16 trillion and climbing. he's not worried about it at all. indeed he calls it progress. you remember his campaign slogen. he says it is forward. i've got news for the president. if washington's debt is going forward, america's economy is going backward. instead of magging government we need to lead america to a place where she can become the land of opportunity. where she can become the place of growth and opportunity. we should put all of our eggs in that basket as conservatives and republicans. we need folks to stop this president from taking america so far off the ledge that we cannot get back. we must stop the bankrupting of our federal government. but we as conservatives must dedicate our energies to growing the economy to showing younger generations on winning the future. we need to grow the middle class. that doesn
ceiling increase unless the senate passes a budget. we are not going to just keep raising the debt ceiling, we are going to make a down payment on debt reduction and we are going to putt -- we are going to point the country in the right direction. we are going to cut spending. [applause] there will be times when conservatives disagree on the way forward. we never marched in lockstep. we can deliver it in private. all we should ask for each other is that we give an honest account of our actions and the reasons for them. we should challenge the left, not each other. if we take a prudent course we will be in very good company. take james madison. nowadays we call him the founder and the father of the constitution. but at the constitutional convention he lost key arguments. he fought to give each state the same number of seats in the senate. he wanted to give congress more power. he wanted them to be able to be tough state laws. in both cases, he argued vigorously for his side. in both sets -- in both cases he lost. when it came to ratify the when it came time to ratify the constitution, there
any we face. we will find it to the cult dissolve any other problems we are facing. debt ceilings, issues of healthcare. proverbs notes this, without a vision, the people perish. they do not literally perish. they just bicker and fight and become so polarized they cannot get anything done. we are in need of a new common, national vision. not once only democratic or solely republican. we need at least one goal where we can come together. that is where we need to go. god has given you a unique gift, mr. president. you have the ability to cast vision and inspire people. you should have been a preacher. [laughter] [applause] god actually has you exactly where god wants you. yesterday you begin to lay out a vision for us in your inaugural address was very powerful and compelling. somewhere we have got to find and forge one or two that dreams or visions that people on the right and they left, republicans and democrats, can come together and back hands on this. you hinted towards that yesterday. we have to remember our picture of the promised land. when we do that, anything is possible i
and a trillion dollar increase in the debt ceiling. it's out there. that's not going to work. but with president obama, with his skills, if he calls together simpson and bowles or his advisors and says here is my plan to save medicare, here is my plan to save medicaid, here is my plan to fix the debt, i want bipartisan support to do that, he will get it. now, at first because it's a difficult issue, everybody will say oh, no, we can't do it that way, and then we'll sit dn and talk and we'll come up with a result. and i think the republican leader has shown that he is prepared and willing to do that. he has said it. he's done it on other issues. i don't know what else the rest of us can do to show -- to show that, so what i am trying to respectfully say today, as much as anything, to the president of the united states, is congratulations on your inauguration. i was there. i was proud to participate in it for a chance to say for a minute and a half why we celebrate for the 57th time the inauguration of an american president, we celebrate it because our country is distinguished from most of the oth
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